Are you as confused as we are about the fickle pricing schemes that the console publishers have been rolling out?
Posted on Tuesday, July 17 @ 19:50:30 PST by JP_Hurh
First we heard that Sony would be dropping the price on its 60 gig PS3. Yay! Then we heard that Sony is discontinuing the 60 gig PS3. Huh? And then there was that rumor about the 360 price cut that never materialized. Bummer. And now there are rumors that the PSP will get a price cut in Japan, though not in the United States. Domo Arigato.
It may appear that you only have two choices. Don’t buy anything and wait for another year for prices to come down, or buy something now only to see its price get cut in the next few weeks. You know, as well as I do, that the price on whichever console you want won’t come down until after you buy it.
But here’s another option. An online service called priceprotectr [www.priceprotectr.com] will track the price of any item you buy from most major retailers. If the price comes down within 30 days of buying, priceprotectr will email you about it so you can take advantage of price protection policies. Most large retailers will refund you the difference in price if their price comes down within a month of purchase.
I haven’t used it yet, but it looks legit and easy. Or, in other words, the exact opposite of shopping for a videogame console.